What our writers and reviewers thought about the Ockham Book Awards finalistsby The Listener
Here's the shortlist for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019 with links to our coverage:
The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction:
Hudson & Halls: The Food of Love by Joanne Drayton (Otago University Press)
Memory Pieces by Maurice Gee (Victoria University Press)
We Can Make a Life by Chessie Henry (Victoria University Press)
With Them Through Hell: New Zealand Medical Services in the First World War by Anna Rogers (Massey University Press)
Illustrated Non-Fiction Award:
Fight for the Forests: The Pivotal Campaigns that Saved New Zealand's Native Forests by Paul Bensemann (Potton & Burton)
Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor edited by Bronwyn Holloway-Smith (Massey University Press)
Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing by Sean Mallon with Sébastien Galliot (Te Papa Press)
Birdstories: A History of the Birds of New Zealand by Geoff Norman (Potton & Burton)
The Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry:
Are Friends Electric? by Helen Heath (Victoria University Press)
There's No Place Like the Internet in Springtime by Erik Kennedy (Victoria University Press)
The Facts by Therese Lloyd (Victoria University Press)
Poūkahangatus by Tayi Tibble (Victoria University Press)
The judging panel
The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize: Sally Blundell, Rachael King and James George.
The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction: Angela Wanhalla, Rebecca Priestley and Karl Chitham.
The Illustrated Non-Fiction Award: Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Lucy Hammonds and Bruce Caddy.
The Poetry Award: Bryan Walpert, Airini Beautrais and Karlo Mila.
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